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Report: Everton hold talks over potential Josh King swap

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Report: Everton hold talks over potential Josh King swap

Everton have entered into talks with Bournemouth over a swap deal that could lead to Josh King moving to Goodison Park, according to a report from The Sun.

King is already proving to be one of the most talked-about players in this window. As noted by The Sun, his contract expires at the end of the season.

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And he is attracting a lot of attention. The report notes that the likes of West Ham, West Brom and Newcastle have the 28-year-old on their radar.

But it appears to be Everton who lead the race to sign the Norwegian. The Sun claims that they have entered into talks to sign King.

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Interestingly, it is suggested that the Toffees and Cherries are discussing a potential swap. Jarrad Branthwaite and Jonjoe Kenny are on Bournemouth’s radar should they become available.

TBR View: Swap involving King and Kenny could be fantastic business for Everton

Of the two players, Kenny is arguably the one who appears more dispensable for Everton. The right-back looks to be down the pecking order. And it seems extremely difficult to imagine Carlo Ancelotti being willing to offload 18-year-old Branthwaite.

 

So using Kenny to lower King’s asking price would arguably be a very good piece of business for Everton.

The forward has scored 48 Premier League goals during his career. And he is able to provide cover in a number of positions.

So it could be a real coup for Everton if they win the race for King this month – particularly if it is a fringe member of the squad who helps lower the fee they pay.

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